Irlen Syndrome affects a person’s visual perception. The brain is unable to process information that it receives from the eyes in the usual way. This is very different to optical problems – such as short or long-sightedness.

Signs of Irlen Syndrome include light sensitivity, lack of depth perception, headaches, an ability to concentrate when reading, visual distortions, tiredness from the strain of all of these aspects, and more. Irlen Syndrome is a lifelong condition that can’t be resolved but can be mitigated with understanding and practical interventions, such as reduced lighting/screen brightness and special glasses with tints in.

Irlen Syndrome is a commonly co-occurring condition for autistics, ADHDers and dyslexics.